Covid19 Europe 

France to test travellers from 16 coronavirus high-risk countries including US

Travellers from countries where the infection rate is deemed to be high will be subject to compulsory testing on arrival at French airports and sea ports, Castex told reporters during a visit to Charles-de-Gaulle international airport, north of Paris. The tests will apply to “French citizens who live in these countries or citizens of these countries with an established residence in France” who will be the only ones allowed to enter, the prime minister added. France does not allow general travel to and from these countries, which include the United States and…

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Covid19 Europe 

UAE sends second medical aid plane to Kazakhstan in fight against COVID-19

The United Arab Emirates today sent a second aid plane carrying eight metric tonnes of medical supplies to Kazakhstan, Kazinform refers to WAM News. This aid will assist approximately 8,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus, bolstering the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. The UAE has spared no effort to provide the best health outcomes and medical assistance to support Kazakhstan and strengthen its capabilities to face the repercussions of the COVID-19 crisis,» said Dr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Ambassador to…

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Startups Transportation 

Dubai-based last-mile delivery startup iMile raises $10 million, to expand to Egypt, Kuwait and Morocco

Dubai-based last-mile delivery startup iMile has raised $10 million in a Pre-Series A round, it announced in a statement to MENAbytes today. The startup did not disclose the name of the investor but said it is a leading Chinese VC that’s active in the country’s logistics ecosystem. Founded in 2017 by Rita Huang who was previously Chief Technology Officer of Alibaba and Meeras’ joint venture in the United Arab Emirates, iMile offers different B2B and B2C logistics solutions (mainly) to eCommerce companies in the UAE and Saudi. The services include…

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